United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings
Week January 28, 2019
By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist
LEND A HAND – VOLUNTEER – United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to www.unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-1677.
SING ALONG – Our Lady of Providence is looking for a volunteer group singing leader to facilitate a group of singers to gather and sing spiritual and generation specific songs for an hour each week on a weekend afternoon. Contact Kristie Daigneault at 655-2395, Ext. 2017, or email email@example.com.
BLANK CANVAS – Cathedral Square would love to find creative, self-motivated volunteers interested in working on art projects with residents with limited mobility. Art supplies provided. Mondays or Fridays preferred, but this is flexible. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOK ALONG – Cathedral Square has need of a volunteer with kitchen experience to be available once a week to help cut vegetables and assist with cooking. Flexible scheduling. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email email@example.com.
DROP IN CENTER – Sara Holbrook Community Center offers a safe, supportive after-school space for kids to hang out at the Robert Miller Community Recreation Center. They are in need of volunteers to spend time with middle school kids, playing a game, helping with homework, doing arts & crafts, or just hanging out and getting to know them. Flexible scheduling Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. or Wednesday from 2-5:30 p.m. Contact Vicky Senni at 862-6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN THE COMMITTEE – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is looking to add individuals to its Resource Development Committee. They are specifically looking for volunteers with fundraising and event planning expertise. The committee meets once a month and more often when events are held. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email email@example.com.
TECH BUDDIES NEEDED – City of Winooski is looking for Tech Buddies to help seniors navigate technology through hands-on teaching. A great opportunity for youth and adults with proficiency in technology. Contact Olivia Miller at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE KIDS ARE WAITING – Foster Grandparents Program invites volunteers, age 55 and over, to become Foster Grandparents and serve at community agencies such as preschools, child care, Head Starts, and elementary schools with supervision from a teacher or staff person. Volunteers serve 15-40 hours a week and receive a small, non-taxable stipend that will not affect rent calculations or other benefits. Tasks may be related to tutoring, mentoring, and self-esteem building. For placements in Chittenden County, contact Danielle Williams at 861-7821 or email email@example.com. In Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, contact Mary Pelkey at 524-6337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A DRIVING NEED – Neighbor Rides needs drivers, age 21 and older, who can use their personal vehicles to transport seniors and persons with disabilities to life-sustaining and life-enriching activities. Trips may include medical appointments, grocery stores, adult day centers, and/or other errands. Mileage reimbursement is available. Background, license and insurance check required. Contact Leah Soderquist at 861-7833 or email email@example.com.